EdX has just released the newest version of the edX platform on edx.org and edX Edge.

This release includes the following updates.

  • Cohorts have been added to bulk email Send to options. In addition to existing groups, course teams can now send bulk email messages to one or more of the cohorts in their courses. For more information, see Message Addressing in Building and Running an edX Course or Message Addressing in Building and Running an Open edX Course.
  • The learner Account Settings page now includes an Order History tab. This tab contains information about any payments a learner has made to edX, including the date of the payment and a link to a receipt page. For more information, see View Your Order History in the EdX Learner’s Guide.
  • The explanation message about additional time allowances for timed exams has been clarified and no longer appears for timed exams that are longer than 20 hours.
  • Problems in course units now require headings in the LMS. Headings improve the accessibility of courses for all learners. If a problem does not have any text in its Display Name setting, the LMS will add the word “problem” as a default title.

​For more information about other changes in this release, see the edX Release Notes. You can access the weekly release notes, as well as all of the edX documentation, at docs.edx.org.